Pardon My Failures

by Henry Byrne

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Recorded in December 2018, written anywhere from two hours to two years before recording finished. This is my debut EP as a solo artist.

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released March 8, 2019

All songs almost completely written by Henry Byrne.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Cole Ishida.

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Henry Byrne Columbus, Ohio

Guy with a guitar and too much free time.

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Track Name: Stressing Not Addressing
So easy to feel homesickness when the leaves on trees become an avalanche
Speaking of trees, my redwood of leaf this to me relies on just a branch
My wooden home of "just do better" is collapsing on my back
Mediocrity with a new release, but can you really call it that?

Take your time, two day deadline
Today you're behind the future; perfect, lovely, dead computers
Life of crime sounds just fine
You'll never amount to anything until the day you wave goodbye

Pardon my failures as I split myself in two
I'm a radioactive waste of time, and calmness missed its cue
You'll never hate me like you say you always do
Stressing, not addressing my choices: into out of the blue
Take your time, not mine

My social life savings account is bankrupt, so I take up all of my free time
Excavating gold with plastic shovels, more like trapped in a coal mine
Inhale, exhale, but all I breathe is failure and dusty, dirty coal
I have a lot of plans in life, or at least that's the lie I'm told

Calm your mind, energize
You're failing at mending attitudes, I cannot steal your attributes
Chords and rhymes won't make dimes
Having time and confidence will prevent the asinine

Pardon my failures as I split myself in two
I'm a radioactive waste of time, and calmness missed its cue
You'll never hate me like you say you always do
Stressing, not addressing my choices: into out of the blue
Take your time, not mine

Every day that passes just gets me farther from my prime
Or is this it, because it hardly seems like life will be just fine
Why won't you use your damn experience and tell me what to do?
Why am I so scared of incomprehension when it's all that I once knew?

Wait in line, save some time
Many have tried, no one succeeds, and it scares me to think of life without creed
Love your life, have no pride
Why should I choose? I'll take it all. I'm possibly impossible

Pardon my failures as I split myself in two
I'm a radioactive waste of time, and calmness missed its...
You'll never hate me like you say you always do
Stressing, not addressing my choices: into out of the blue
Stressing, not addressing my choices: into out of the blue
Stressing, not addressing our choices: into out of the blue
Stressing, not addressing your choices: into out of the blue
Stressing, but addressing my choices
Take your worthless, wasted time, not mine
Track Name: Moron
I gotta learn to live with my mistakes
But I think that I patched the wounds with something stronger than tape
I gotta learn to breathe when I’m awake
But at least I’m somewhat conscious, trying to take a better shape

Don’t put your trust in my basket
I’m not strong enough to carry the weight
Don’t put your arms around my neck
Whether you’re strangling or embracing, it’s a waste

I’m not an asshole, I’m just a moron

T-t-take s-something f-fragile, f-fuck it up before it grows
Not because I wanna, even though that’s the opinion you’ll impose

I can’t ever predict what’s next
I’m too focused on what occurred just now
Quick thinking without a second guess
Provides a gamble for the crowd

Don’t put your trust in my basket
I’m not strong enough to carry the weight
Don’t put your arms around my neck
Whether you’re strangling or embracing, it’s a waste

I’m not an asshole, I’m just a moron
Track Name: Spark
Won’t end up crying on the floor again
Been there, done that, I’m over it
Can always count on being bored and then
Replying to you way too quick
You’re an addiction, not like I would know
But I’m ignoring help for it
I’d hate you if it meant I’d let you go
But it’s boring being a dick

I’m too impulsive to keep anyone
Yet I’m still trying to keep in touch
Maturity itself is overdone
But am I asking for too much?
Usual tactics tend to wear me out
So now I’m stuck right where I stand
I’ll exhaust you to death, without a doubt
With no good options, that’s the plan

Nothing seems to work in terms of
Getting you out of my head
I can see the spark from above
Forming a halo as it descends
Flashing lights keep my attention
You’ve taken note of my regard
I’ll move on as soon as I can
But finding a single reason’s too hard

My persistence makes me seem like a freak
My endless whining’s getting old
You’re not afraid to say I’m immature
And quite a bit, that’s what I’m told
I’m trying to figure out how I can quit
Obsessing over what’s been done
Extended exposure resets the clock
And then I’m right back at square one

I need solution that’s permanent
I need another crazy plan
But nothing satisfies me anymore
And I’m too dumb to understand
So tell me: am I trying anymore?
Or did I give up right away?
You’re still the ache inside my retinas
I hate it, whatever the case

Nothing seems to work in terms of
Getting you out of my head
I can see the spark from above
Forming a halo as it descends
Flashing lights keep my attention
You’ve taken note of my regard
I’ll move on as soon as I can
But finding a single reason’s too hard

I don’t want to lose you, but I’ve got to get by
Stuck in my old ways, I don’t know what else to try

Nothing seems to work in terms of
Getting you out of my head
I can see the spark from above
Forming a halo as it descends
Flashing lights keep my attention
You’ve taken note of my regard
I’ll move on as soon as I can
I’ll move on as soon as I can
But finding a single reason’s too hard
Track Name: Glitter Glue
One day I won’t be able to count
Everyone who cares about me on one hand
Maybe it’s misfortune or a butterfly effect
But I don’t have anyone planned
I want to isolate myself from all of those indifferent
But they stick like glitter glue
Sacrifice my sanity for a stab at all
People who can’t relate to you

One day we’ll all grow up and regret our choices
I hit that growth spurt too soon
Blow out the candles for me, and don’t sweat it
While you’re at it, pop all my balloons
I want to isolate myself from all of those indifferent
But they stick like glitter glue
Sacrifice my sanity for a stab at all
People who can’t relate to you

Am I better off alone or am I being impulsive again?

No one can locate the residue
No one can locate the re-
Track Name: Bitter
Ohhh...

Bitter, twisted lies
Topped with the shavings of your ice cold heart
Gone too far this time
You thrive off myths but they tear me apart
This is a two way street
And in time our paths shall collide
But I'll be stuck with my two feet
And you'll drive on the left side

I know exactly what you are
And who you are does not apply
I fucking knew it all along
Windows of soul reflecting light
A little soulless, I may add
A lingered bitter taste will rise
I have a plan for what I'll do
I'll follow my advice

Jagged, faded lines
You cross them all despite what you preach
Set the bar this time
I trust that it's low enough to reach
This is a rivalry
Evidently, you have no clue
Apparently you see all things
But can't hear a single thing about you

I know exactly what you are
And who you are does not apply
I fucking knew it all along
Windows of soul reflecting light
A little soulless, I may add
A lingered bitter taste will rise
I have a plan for what I'll do
I'll follow my advice

Although it's redundant, you convince me
Mindset also damaging da Vinci
Out of everyone you shake a fist at
I'm the lucky one, and don't forget that

You're not as bitter as I picture
But you leave an aftertaste
Containment frailer than your blood
Forgetting what I tried to waste
My time and energy
All of it was worthless, thanks a ton
Your second coming's critical
But she's the sane and saintly one

I know exactly what you are
And who you are does not apply
I fucking knew it all along
Windows of soul reflecting light
A little soulless, I may add
A lingered bitter taste will rise
I have a plan for what I'll do
I'll follow my advice

Although it's redundant, you convince me
Mindset also damaging da Vinci
Out of everyone you shake a fist at
I'm the lucky one, and don't forget that

Ohhh...

I know exactly what you are
And who you are does not apply
I fucking knew it all along
Windows of soul reflecting light
A little soulless, I may add
A lingered bitter taste will rise
I have a plan for what I'll do
I'll follow my advice

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